R. Martin Chavez
Chief Information Officer, Goldman Sachs
Marty is the chief information officer for Goldman Sachs. He is responsible for the Technology Division, and has joint responsibility with divisional leadership for the firm’s global strategists. Marty serves on the Management Committee, Steering Committee on Regulatory Reform and the Americas Diversity Committee. He is a member of the Firmwide Hispanic/Latino Network and the LGBT Network. He also represents Goldman Sachs as a director of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.
Marty first joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 in the J. Aron Currency and Commodities Division, where he was a senior energy strat until 1997. He returned to the firm as a managing director in IBD Strats in 2005. Prior to assuming his current role, Marty was global co-chief operating officer of the Equities Franchise and before that he was global co-head of Securities Division Strats. He was named partner in 2006.
Prior to first joining the firm, Marty was co-founder and chief technology officer of Quorum Software Systems from 1989 to 1993. From 1997 to 2000, he was global head of energy derivatives at Credit Suisse Financial Products. In 2000, Marty co- founded Kiodex, Inc. and was chairman and chief executive officer until 2004.
Marty serves on the Board of Trustees of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, the Board of Directors of Friends of the High Line, the Advisory Board of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at Mount Sinai, and the Campaign Advisory Group of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of PNM Resources, Inc.
Marty earned a PhD in Medical Information Sciences from Stanford University in 1990, an SM in Computer Science from Harvard University in 1985, and an AB, magna cum laude, in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College in 1985.
CEO and Founder, NorthStar Asset Management, Inc.
Julie Goodridge is CEO and Founder of NorthStar Asset Management, Inc., a wealth management company based in Boston, Massachusetts. NorthStar invests assets for individuals and institutions with an interest in socially responsible investing, shareholder activism, and positive returns. NorthStar has created numerous shareholder resolutions asking companies to create policies that uphold publically stated corporate values with the aim of enhancing corporate performance. NorthStar began shareholder engagement in 2000 with a focus on subprime lending. Since that time NorthStar has, through, the proxy process, negotiated human right to water policies at Pepsi, Connecticut Water, Intel, Proctor and Gamble; extended protections for LGBT employees at numerous companies, including domestic partner and spousal benefits at FedEx. NorthStar is currently focused on corporate political contributions, and their intersection and divergence from corporate policies on LGBT protections, immigration and other public policy issues. Goodridge was the lead plaintiff in the legal case, Goodridge v. Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health, winning marriage rights for same-sex couples in Massachusetts. She holds a B.A. from Boston University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.
Head of Global Commodities and CIB Regulatory Affairs
Blythe Masters is J.P. Morgan’s head of Global Commodities. Named to the position in 2007, Blythe is responsible for the Global Commodities team’s integrated physical and financial commodity solutions products for clients, including market-making, structuring, risk management, financing and warehousing capabilities across the full spectrum of commodity asset classes. She recently took on the additional responsibilities for running Corporate & Investment Bank Regulatory Affairs, overseeing the business’ strategies to address the range of complex regulatory changes. She is a member of the JPMorgan Corporate & Investment Bank Operating Committee.
Blythe has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. From 2004 to 2007, she was chief financial officer of the Investment Bank. Prior to that role, she was J.P. Morgan’s head of Global Credit Portfolio and Credit Policy and Strategy, responsible for managing the credit and market risks of the bank’s retained credit positions and the development of credit strategy, policies, infrastructure and limits to measure and control credit risk. In addition, she coordinated the financial and risk reporting of the firm’s credit activities. Earlier positions at J.P. Morgan include head of North American Structured Credit Products, co-head of Asset Backed Securitization and head of Global Credit Derivatives Marketing. Her responsibilities have included the structuring and distribution of credit derivative products and related credit risk management strategies, both for J.P. Morgan and its clients. Blythe joined J.P. Morgan full-time in 1991, after completing a number of internships at the bank dating back to 1987.
In February 2012, Blythe became chair of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA), which represents the common interests of the world’s leading financial and capital markets participants. She is also chair emeritus of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), whose mission is to support a strong financial industry, job creation and economic growth while building trust and confidence in the financial markets. Blythe is a member of the board of directors of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and is the former chair of the board of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She serves on the Third Way’s Capital Markets Initiative Advisory Group.
Blythe received a B.A. in economics from Trinity College, Cambridge. She is an avid equestrian and lives in New York with her husband and daughters.